Marquette Drops a 79-53 Decision at Auburn
Dec. 2, 2014
AUBURN, Ala.-- The Marquette University women's basketball team (2-5) fell on the road at Auburn (4-2) on Tuesday evening at Auburn Arena.
The Golden Eagles were led by 13 points from Arlesia Morse, including three shots from beyond the arc. Freshmen Kenisha Bell and Tia Elbert each added eight points apiece. Senior Apiew Ojulu grabbed nine rebounds in the game as MU out-rebounded the Tigers, 46-42.
Trailing just 32-30 at the half, Marquette saw the Tigers go on a 12-0 run to open the second half until freshman Hannah Grim snapped the run with a jumper at the 16:01 mark. Auburn was a hot-shooting squad in the frame, totaling 55.9 percent (19-34) and took its largest lead at 5:17, 74-43.
In the final five minutes of action Elbert and sophomore McKayla Yentz combined for the final 10 Marquette points. The Golden Eagles shot 27.1 percent (16-59) for the game
Auburn led by as much as seven points, 15-8 in the first half, but a three-point basket from Elbert tied the game at 23 points with 6:41 remaining in the half. The Tigers were held without a field goal over the final 5:59 of play, but sank seven from the charity stripe to take a 32-30 lead into the break. Marquette shot 31 percent (9-29) in the frame and was led by 10 points from Morse.
The Golden Eagles will travel to in-state rival Wisconsin on Saturday, Dec. 6. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. CT at the Kohl Center
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